Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Opening 2007 EYB Hike - 14th January

Silvermine - Elephants Eye Cave - Blackburn Ravine Lookout

For those keen to jump start the year with an awesome hike on Sunday should take note of this beauty! Dust off the xmas-new year cobwebs, stay true to those new year's resolutions, and make it down for a great morning out!

Previous EYB posers at the Blackburn Lookout!

There are many different route options in this area but weather dependent (currently no worries at 28 degrees and clear) we'll look to take in views of the Southern Suburbs and False Bay from the Elephants Eye Cave above Tokai, spectacular views from the Blackburn Ravine Lookout of Hout Bay and the KARBONKELBERG/SENTINEL mountains, and the decent back to the Silvermine Reservior.

Elephants Eye Cave

There are no major climbs on this hike so it should be a good one for those wanting to ease their way into 2007!!

Meet time: 8:15am (summer time athletes!!!) in time to kick off no later than 8:30am.

WDIP (Where do I Park?): Go into the main Silvermine Entrance (if travelling towards Fish Hoek, its on the right at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg). Normally a small R10 charge is payable at the gate... follow the boards until the last car park near the reservoir. Look for the cars with the EYB stickers.

Get out and hug everyone hello! Please note that cellphone reception once past the main gate and in the car park is almost non-existent, so make all necessary calls/texts before driving through to the end.

Hike Time: Likely around 3-4 hours depending on how chilled everyone is feeling and the size of the group.

PHV: Open to suggestions!!

What to bring: All your usual hiking gadgets and food/ munchies and PLENTY of water!! It will likely be pretty hot so a hat and sunscreen are a must!!

Views from Elephants Eye

Athletes, hope to see as many of you out there as possible!! For those old-timers... get your lazy behinds back on the mountains!! For any debutants wishing to be part of the Vibe... PLEASE COME ALONG, and bring ANYONE who you know who would be up for it!!!



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